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sunday night/early monday and produce a cold rain for most of the midlands, and a brief wintry mix for the extreme northern portion of the viewing area near the nc/sc border. the opportunity for the wintry mix is from 3am - 10am, afterwards a cold rain will continue on and off until early tuesday afternoon. starting tuesday, daytime highs will climb to the low 60s to end the week. as temperatures are expected to dip we want to remind you to be careful when heating your home. space heaters, fireplaces or wood and coal stoves can be fire hazards. to prevent a fire, place space heaters at least three feet away from anything combustible, late sunday night/early monday and produce a cold rain for most of the midlands, and a brief
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northern portion of the viewing area near the nc/sc border. the opportunity for the wintry mix is from 3am - 10am, afterwards a cold rain will continue on and off until early tuesday afternoon. starting tuesday, daytime highs will climb to the low
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as temperatures are expected to dip we want to remind you to be careful when heating your home. space heaters, fireplaces or wood and coal stoves can be fire hazards. to prevent a fire, place space heaters at least
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including wallpaper and bedding. make sure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. and never use your oven to heat your home. coming up in sports... a look ahead to monday nights battle between the gamecocks and lady vols. plus... history was made on the race we explain next in sports. eyes on the lady vols
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there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and making sense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound) when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talk. give us a plan. bamberg: i was one of the leaders in the house to take charge and say the flag has to come down now. bernie aligns more with what i'm passionate about -- addressing issues with civil rights, criminal justice reform, income disparities. change needs to happen and it needs to happen now. we need a leader like bernie who is not afraid to go against the status quo. for years he stood up against wrong, even when it wasn't popular.
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while some candidates suck up to trump...or run away from him in fear... jeb bush isn't afraid. jeb bush: "that is downright wrong..." he stands up to trump for his liberal democratic positions. calls out trump for insulting women, attacking the disabled... even trashing a decorated war hero. trump: "i like peoplethat weren't captured..." jeb bush: "john mccain is an american hero..." jeb bush. the better man. the real conservative. a commander in chief. right to rise usa
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season... with a win monday at tennessee. i would imagine it would feel great to accomplish that... against the former conference power. usc... seems to be running the show now in the sec. carolina's quest to maintain its dominance in the league requires tremendous focus. the second ranked gamecocks won't discuss what a win in knoxville means for instead... it's all about playing well in tennessee... where usc's only one once in program history. staley: "history says we haven't done well playing in knoxville. our team has done a great job at being the top team in this conference. we're going to go in pretty confident that if we play our style of play. hopefully that will give us the edge in getting us the win." sessions: "they haven't been playing so well, but they are a really good basketball team. they play hard. we just got to make sure come out on monday for 40 minutes and play hard with them." as the usc women close in on another
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in the race for first place in the sec. the wildcats thrashed the gamecocks in columbia saturday 89- to-62. with the loss... usc's a game back of kentucky in league play. carolina felt the meltdown against the wildcats... started before big blue stepped on the floor. the team said poor preparation prior to tip-off contributed to the rough defeat. so did kentucky's ability to control all phases of the game. martin: "any time the ball was there for somewhere to get they got. they just kicked our tails. we couldn't get a defensive rebound. they had a presence in the paint. we didn't." duane notice: "they did a good job of dribble penetrating and driving us and getting open shots from there. with their point guard dominating the ball and shooting guard dominating the ball... it's kind of hard for us to keep the ball in front of us. we created some bad fouls. kind of dug our hole deeper." martin: "get knocked on the head you kind of walk around and continue to be proud of who you are."
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time to take a look at usc's upcoming schedule. carolina next plays this tuesday at missouri. game time set for seven. usc follows that match up with a battle against florida saturday at home. clemson enters this week with confidence. the tigers picked up a much needed win at home saturday... 66-52 over georgia tech. what impressed coach brad brownell the most... the tigers defensive effort. in the second half... clemson held georgia tech to 25 perfect shooting from the field... while forcing several key turnovers late. clemson played with that tougness... coach likes to see. brownell: "we're not a soft team. i am kind of critical when it comes to being hard and physical and all those kinds of things. i thought our guys really stepped up today and played in a very tough manner." over in nascar sprint cup
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elliott became the youngest driver to qualify for the pole position at the daytona 500 at the age of the 20. elliott circled the track in the 24 car... previously driven by four-time champion jeff gordon. the rest of the field will be set in thursday's two qualifying races. we'll be right back. one final check of your forecast now. while some candidates suck up to trump...or run away from him in fear... jeb bush isn't afraid. jeb bush: "that is downright wrong..." he stands up to trump for his liberal democratic positions. calls out trump for insulting women,
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even trashing a decorated war hero. trump: "i like peoplethat weren't captured..." jeb bush: "john mccain is an american hero..." jeb bush. the better man. the real conservative. a commander in chief. right to rise usa
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good evening. the unexpected death of u.s. supreme court justice antonin scalia is reshaping the 2016 race for the white house. only three supreme court justices have died in office in more than 60 years, and only one has been
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1940. some gop presidential hopefuls are questioning president obama's established executive authority to nominate a replacement during this election season. however, the president has already said it will happen but in due time. kelly o'donnell is at the white house tonight and starts us off. >> reporter: today the silent display of spect across washington. but no pause before the clash of politics. >> there is no way the senate should confirm anyone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office to a lifetime appointment. [ applause ] >> reporter: an instant power struggle over a successor to justice scalia. >> let me just make one point -- barack obama is president of the united states until january 20th, 2017. >> good evening, everybody -- >> reporter: president obama made clear he will nominate a new justice and expects the senate to consider his choice fairly. >> these are responsibilities that i take seriously, as should everyone.
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they are about our democracy. >> reporter: if the president gets to seat his third just, that change would make -- third justice, that change would make the court more liberal. compounding the shock of scalia's sudden passing is the timing. a campaign year. >> we ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the supreme court. >> reporter: republican candidate ted cruz had been a law clerk for chief justice rehnquist. now as a senator, he intends to block any obama nominee. >> we're advising that a lame duck president in an election year is t going to be ablee to tip the balance of the supreme court. >> reporter: democrats are already calling out cruz. >> ted cruz holds the constitution when he walks through the halls of congress. let him show me the clause that says the president's only president for three years. >> reporter: with fewer senate votes, democrats may have to take their fight for an obama court pick to the campaign trail, as well. >> i just don't think it looks good that for very overtly political
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republicans would deny this president the right to exercise his constitutional responsibility which is to appoint members to the supreme court. >> reporter: for some gop candidates and republican senators, their opposition goes beyond the idea of simply voting down anyone the president might choose. they say there should be no confirmation process, no vetting, no hearing, no vote at all. thomas? >> kelly o'donnell at the white house. thank you. and the death of just scalia also raises questions about how the court might decide a number of key cases this term from abortion rights to affirmative action. we get more on scalia's death and its impact from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: as in the rest of the nation, justice scalia's death is being mourned in texas where he died saturday at this guest ranch popular with fellow bird hunters of an apparent heart attack. >> he had obviously passed away with no difficulty at all, middle of the night. it was -- that was our first message for the family.
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nearby church was summoned to administer last rites. justice scalia's colleagues on the court praised a towering intellect. ruth bader ginsburg said, "we were best buddies," adding, "he had a rare talent to make even a sober judge laugh." clarence thomas said, "it is hard to imagine court without my friend. i will miss him baund all measure." the court often divided 5-4 along ideological lines on big cases, justice scalia's death leaves possibility of tie votes 4-4. >> if there's a tie, there's no outcome at the supreme court. the lower court ruling stands. it's as if the supreme case. >> reporter: a tie vote would leave rulings intact that block president obama's plan to let five million undocumented migrants stay here. a tie would mean the tough new texas restrictions on abortion would remain, possibly inspiring similar laws. a tie would be a boost to the financial
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and other public employees.s. if a democratic president appointed a successor to the conservative scalia, that would tilt the court the other way to a majority of liberal >> if president obama were able to put another justice on the court, he would cement a leftist majority on the court for the next generation or so. >> reporter: among potential nominees mentioned in legal circles, sri sri srinivasan, indian american, patricia millet on the d.c. court of appeals, and paul wattford from california. the justices will be back on the bench for n a week and will face the prospect of finishing without a full court for the first time in more than 50 years. peter? >> pete williams reporting for us at the supreme court. thank you. the death of scalia and emerging battle over choosing and confirming the next justice, the republican presidential candidates were questioned about a number of other key
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their debate last night in south carolina. as gabe gutierrez reports, it was their most combative debate so far. >> justice antonin scalia -- >> reporter: after a moment of silence for justice scalia came the most contentious gop debate so far. >> they lied. >> just been telling lies -- >hy do you supply. >> liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: the words "liar" or some variation were used at least 22 times. 13 by front-runner donald trump. and yet -- >> didn't call anybody a liar -- >> you called ted cruz a liar. >> reporter: slammed by jeb bush over foreign policy and how to fight isis in syria. >> it is lewdudicrous to suggest that russia could be a partner in this. >> jeb is so wrong. >> while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign. remember that. [ boos ] >> reporter: marco rubio trying to rebound from his last debate came to bush's
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9/11 on bill clinton's decision tonnot to take out bin laden. >> it allowed isis to prosper and by 2001 have the ability to strike america. >> reporter: they clashed over immigration. at one point cruz took wish something rubio had said in a spanish language interview. >> i don't know how he knows what i said on univision because he doesn't speak spanish. second of all -- [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: cruz also pounced on trump for what he called the billionaire's past liberal positions. >> you are the single biggest liar. you probably are worse than jeb bush. are you the single biggest liar. >> donald has this weird pattern. when you point to his own record, he screams, liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: striking a different tone, john kasich. >> i got to tell you, this is just crazy. this is just nuts, okay. [ applause ] >> geez, oh man. >> i think we're fixing to lose the election to hillary clinton if we don't stop this. [ applause ] >> reporter: tonight, there seems to be no
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>> i think it was probably my best performance. >> reporter: in a state where politics is a contact sport. the gop primary here is just six days away. tomorrow, hoping to capitalize on his family's popularity in south carolina, jeb bush will be joined on the campaign trail by his brother, george w. bush, and the former first lady tomorrow. >> gabe gutierrez reporting from south carolina. thank you. for your retirement, you want to celebrate the little things, because they're big to you. and that is why you invest. the best returns aren't just measured in dollars. td ameritrade .
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part of the northeast woke up to recoco breaking krd this morning. good news, though, a warming trend is coming and quickly. our meteorologist, dylan dreyer, looks at what's in store. dylan? >> good evening, thomas. it is the coldest weather we've seen so far this season. and in fact, the coldest valentine's day on record. it's all thanks to the polar vortex dropping down this cold arctic air from canada. we are going to see things turn the corner as we go into tomorrow. this morning, we broke records in new york city with the temperature of minus 1. the old record in boston was minus 3. we bottomed out at minus 9. albany, , below. watertown started the day off at 37 below zero. monday we'll start to turn the corner. temperatures above freezing in new york. boston, 3. boston should -- boston, 35. then tuesday, temperatures will soar to the mid 50s, about 15 degrees above average fofo the northeast.
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hit 41 degrees. with this next storm system moving in, while it will start as snow, it will turn over to rain. here we go, 5:00 in the morning on monday. lighter snow showers back through west virginia. we will see a brief period of heavier snow across virginia and washington, d.c. quick one to three inches possible in washington monday morning. then we'll see it turn over to rain as we go into monday night. new york city will also see some light accumulations, about one to two inches. then we'll see things turn over to rain through the afternoon and evening on tuesday here in new york city. thomas? >> thank you very much. when we come back in a moment, a tribute to those who made a perilous journey. how a symbol of their adversity became art. it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold, because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well fitting dentures let in food particles. just a few dabs of super poligrip free is clinically proven to seal out more food particles
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zealand today as a strong earthquakak strict near christchurch on the
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magnitude of 5.8 and caused part of a dloif collapse to the -- cliff to collapse into the ocean. no reports of major damage or serious injuries. the quake came eight days before the fifth anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed almost 200 people. the plight of migrants and refugees crossing into europe is dramatically illustrated in a new exhibit. some 14,000 orange life jackets worn by the migrants have been wrapped around the pillars of the concert hall in berlin where a raft is also on display. it's the work of a chinese dissident artist. more than 3,700 migrants died last year trying to cross the mediterranean to europe. and on this valentine's day, we have a love story to talk it. it's one for the ages. he's 104. she's his younger wife, just 100. john and ann better of fairfield, connecticut, are said to be the longest married couple in the u.s. 83 years. today through the twitter account of a company that's embraced their story, they offered advice to questions like how do they keep things fresh and new.
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just a few little hugs, and we're fine." what a beautiful story. happy valentine's day to them and to all of you. that's going to do it for "nbc nightly news" this sunday. lester holt will be back next sunday. i'm thomas roberts from new york. thank you and good night. >> we the jury, find the defendant, guilty! >> reporter: you actually think they read the wrong verdict? >> you feel so alone. >> reporter: it's like a shot in the chest. despair to hope. darkness to light. tonight, a fight for freedom, "in the shadow of justice." what happened to this teenager
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everyone should stand up and take notice. at 18, he was arrested for murder. adamant he was innocent. >> reporter: there was no physical evidence to tie him to the crime? >> i had nothing to do with this. i swear to god! >> reporter: so what could have possibly led to this?! >> you stabbed that woman. >> i stabbed her. >> you stabbed her didn't you? >> why would he confess to something he didn't do? why would he? >> reporter: what really happened during that police interrogation? >> the evidence shows you were there. i can't lie about the evidence. >> reporter: i can't lie to you about this, but the officer is lying about lying! tonight, an extraordinary look inside the interview room. >> you don't talk to me, i can't keep you from the worst! >> i was scared. i was shaking. >> reporter: this is one of the most intense interrogations that i've ever seen. welcome to "dateline." i'm lester holt. how could you confess to a crime

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